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NYSPA is governed by an Executive Committee and a Council of Representatives, which represents NYSPA's varied interests and concerns. Members of Council are listed with their respective positions on Council.


Executive Committee

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
The Executive Committee serves on the Council of Representatives and consists of the following officers:

  • 5 members elected by membership – President, President-Elect, Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer
  • 2 members elected by Council from Council– Members at Large
  • 3 members in parliamentarian positions, appointed by the President
  • 2 APA Council Rep(s) – elected by APA apportionment ballot


President (2020)
Daniel Kaplin, PhD

President-Elect (2020)
Christine Allen, PhD

Past-President (2020)
Alan Hack, PhD

Secretary (2020-22)
Adriana DiMatteo, PsyD

Member at Large (2019-20)
Anu Raj, PsyD

APA Rep (2018-20)
June Feder, PhD

Interim Treasurer (2019-20)
Ann Altoonian, PsyD

Member at Large (2020-21)
Alexandra Stratyner, PhD

Director of Professional Affairs
Jerry Grodin, PhD

Past-Past President (2020)
Herb Gingold, PhD


Division Representatives

Each division has representation based on the number of members of that division. Division representatives to Council serve three-year terms.


Academic (2018-20)
Gwen Gerber, PhD

ECP (2018-20)
Erik Moore, PhD

Psychoanalysis (2018-20)
Susan Warshaw, EdD, ABPP

Addictions (2020-22)
Brian Smith, PhD

Forensic (2019-21)
Claude Schleduderer, PhD

Psychoanalysis (2019-21)
Evelyn Rappoport, PsyD

Adult (2018-20)
Julie Shaw, EdD

Group (2019-21)
Alexandra Stratyner, PhD

School (2018-20)
Deborah Lazarus, PsyD

Clinical (2018-20)
Dianne Polowczyk, PhD

IPD (2020-22)
Joann Girardi, PhD

Women's Issues (2020-22)
Carolyn Springer, PhD

Clinical (2019-21)
Frank Corigliano, PhD

OCW (2020-22)
Carol Goldberg, PhD

2nd Term

CBT (2019-21)
Deena Abbe, PhD


Neuropsychology (2018-20)
Anu Raj, PsyD


DCRE (2018-20)
Vernon Smith, PhD

NYSPAGS (2020)
Hannah Samson

Women's Issues (2017-19)
Jean Lau Chin, EdD
Member since 2008
2nd Term

Regional Representatives to Council

Each region has representation based on the number of members of that division. Regional representatives to Council serve three-year terms.


Brooklyn (2020)
Danielle Waldron, PhD

Manhattan (2019-21)
Lenny Davidman, PhD

Queens (2018-20)
Andrea Allen, PhD

Central NY (2020-22)
Michelle Woogen, PsyD

Nassau (2020-22) 

Rockland (2018-2020) 
Jennifer Walker, PsyD

Genesee Valley (2020-21)
Mark Grey, PhD

PANNY (2018-20) 
Susan Cox, PhD 

Suffolk (2019-21) 
Danielle Zito, PsyD

Hudson Valley (2020-22)
Maury Lacher, PhD

PAWNY (2018-20)
Elvira Aletta, PhD 

Westchester (2018-20)
Barbara Kapetanakes, PsyD